Anthony Burgess and George Orwell are authors whose careers have been known for their writing of objection, mainly in A Clockwork Orange and 1984. The novels, A Clockwork Orange and 1984 both represent a future dystopia. A utopia is an ideal place or society where human beings live in a perfect place without pain, a place of perfection. Both Orwell and Burgess create a dystopic future where life does not consist of goodness, peace, or being an individual. A Clockwork Orange and 1984 both present dystopic worlds filled with imperfection and pain caused by the government's role in society. The novels are very similar in theme, symbolism and vision. .
A Clockwork Orange is an anti-utopian novel, showing a world where disobedient young gangs haunt innocent citizens by raping and terrorizing them to satisfy their own corrupt desires. Orwell's dystopia of 1984 is a place where humans have no control over their own lives, where nearly every positive feeling is squeezed the life out of, and people are forced to live in repression. Orwell's world is controlled through propaganda from the government. The government uses technology in which it invades the personal privacy and captures every aspect of the citizen's lives, leaving them with a complete lack of individuality. Burgess" world is controlled through the wild and violent acts that the youths display. These novels describe a fast-approaching future in a stately or government supervised country. The main character of A Clockwork Orange is Alex and he rebels against the state by using violence and is therefore imprisoned. He is later turned into a harmless being by a brainwashing process. Alex is systematically brainwashed with hate therapy, until he cannot willfully inflict harm on anyone without becoming nauseous. He is unable to commit any crime, however also incapable of making his own free will choices.